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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 23, 2019

It’s all 4 ME!

DEBUTS
39. Goo Goo Dolls – Miracle Pill
37. James TW – Incredible
36. Michael Bublé – Forever Now | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
20. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
16. Keane – The Way I Feel (21)
15. Elton John & Taron Egerton – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (20)
(see #10 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Lizzo – Truth Hurts (15) | PEAK: #10
09. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (07) | PEAK: #01 for one week
07. Noah Kahan – Mess (05) | PEAK: #05
06. Bastille – Joy (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Andy Grammer – Don’t Give Up On Me (03) | PEAK: #02
04. Dean Lewis – Stay Awake (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Katy Perry – Never Really Over (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Sheryl Crow featuring Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris – Prove You Wrong (3)
2. Dave Matthews Band featuring Brandi Carlile – Come Tomorrow (-)
3. Madonna featuring Swae Lee – Crave (2)
4. Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait (6)
5. Collective Soul – Right As Rain (8)
6. Blink-182 – Blame It On My Youth (5)
7. BBMak – Bullet Train (7)
8. Noah Kahan – Cynic (-)
9. Cyn – Holy Roller (-)
10. LIVVIA – Dizzy (10)

In The Mix:
Alec Benjamin – If We Have Each Other
Avril Lavigne – I Fell In Love With The Devil (new)
Daughtry – As You Are
Gone West – What Could’ve Been
Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine
Lady Antebellum – What If I Never Get Over You
Lauren Daigle – Rescue
Liam Gallagher – Shockwave
Live – Hold Me Up
MKTO – Shoulda Known Better
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – Señorita (new)
Sugar Ray – Make It Easy
Wilder Woods – Supply And Demand
Why Don’t We – Unbelievable
Zara Larsson – All The Time (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie‘s song “ME!” holds on for a fourth (and potentially final) week at #1 on my chart, while Swift’s “You Need To Calm Down” easily claims the Biggest Mover title with a huge surge from 35-20 in its second week in the countdown. Both releases can be found on her upcoming album Lover. There are three debuts in the top 40 this week, all coming from performers who have previously hit the top. New at #36, five-time chart-topper Michael Bublé leads the way with “Forever Now”, the second radio single from his album ❤️. Back at the end of January, “Love You Anymore” got to #3. One spot below him, James TW enters at #37 with “Incredible”. During the fall of 2016, he topped my list for seven weeks with “When You Love Someone” and has charted a handful of times since then. Lastly, at #39, a duo that’s earned a string of notable hits on my survey ever since it officially began in September 1999: the Goo Goo Dolls with “Miracle Pill”. As a trio, they last went to #1 in 2002 with the song “Here Is Gone”. This is their first top 40 entry here since “So Alive”, which spent two weeks at #16 in the summer of 2016.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (June 18, 2019)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: Taylor Swift gets “Down” with the Top 40 crowd once more, blasting up to the top spot on the Tuesday report. Take a deep breath in and out and let’s add ’em up:

“YOU”-NITED AS ONE: After the Brendon Urie-assisted “ME!” cleared the entire panel in one week back in late April, it’s no surprise to see Taylor Swift picking up another giant total for the follow-up single, “You Need To Calm Down”. This tune earns 129 stations in its first week, which falls below the 183 for “ME!”, but is still quite significant. Both songs can be found on Lover, which hits stores on August 23. “You” squeaked into the top 40 on last Sunday’s update and should be well into the top 30 by the next list to be published. It also led the adds report at Hot AC radio yesterday, scoring 42 stations in total.

Swift’s current single lands well ahead of the other impacting records in the region, including songs by LIVVIATove Lo and We Three, though all three acts managed to successfully place their songs in the top ten. (More results are below.)

Next week, Ava Max (who already appears in this week’s top ten) leads a pack of at least five impacting songs, which also includes the latest releases from Cyn, MKTO and more. Curious about who will land on top? So am I! Check back next Tuesday!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. TAYLOR SWIFT, “You Need To Calm Down” (Republic)
2-T. LIZZO, “Truth Hurts” (Atlantic)
2-T. TOVE LO, “Glad He’s Gone” (Island/Republic)
4. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Someone You Loved” (Capitol)
5. MARK RONSON featuring CAMILA CABELLO, “Find U Again” (RCA)
6. MILEY CYRUS, “Mother’s Daughter” (RCA)
7-T. AVA MAX, “So Am I” (APG/Atlantic)
7-T. LIVVIA, “Dizzy” (12Tone Music)
7-T. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring BEBE REXHA, “Call You Mine” (Disruptor/Columbia)
10. WE THREE, “Lifeline” (Palawan/JMA)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (June 17-18, 2019)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new releases will be lighting up your local station’s playlist this week. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here are three new hits impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

LIVVIA – “Dizzy” (12Tone)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Former Jonas camp member Olivia Somerlyn has charted with two minor top 40 singles. Will this be her third?

TAYLOR SWIFT – “You Need To Calm Down” (Republic)
Album: Lover (2019)
Past T40 History: With “ME!” looking stalled out just below the top five, this follow-up single (now in the top 40) is on its way up.

TOVE LO – “Glad He’s Gone” (Island/Republic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: It’s been three years since Lo entered the top ten here. We’ll see if her new single earns her a seventh top 40 hit.

Next week: it’s a huge pop party with at least five impacting songs, including new releases from Ava Max, Avicii and MKTO. It’s anyone’s guess as to who the winner will be, so stay tuned for more.

Which of these new songs would you like to see top the charts? Let me know!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (June 16, 2019)

Welcome to Radio Active, a Sunday evening report from POP! Goes The Charts that gets to the chart of the matter: all the highlights from the CHR/Top 40 chart, as published by Mediabase 24/7 and Mediabase Research. Wowzer, it’s been another busy week on the airwaves and we’ve got all the essential information for you. Let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

WOW, IT’S NUMBER ONE: After a slow run to the top of the pop chart, Post Malone‘s “Wow” climbs from 2-1 in its 23rd week in the top 40 to become the new #1 song at the format. “Wow” is Malone’s third chart-topper on the Top 40 survey, following the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “Psycho” (four weeks) and “Better Now” (two weeks) from last year. The cut joins titles such as “Bad” and “Fly” (among others) in the category of #1 radio hits with the fewest number of characters.

There are three new entries in this week’s top 40, led by “Find U Again” from Mark Ronson and Camila Cabello, which makes a giant move from 41-30. It’s the third solo top 40 song for Ronson, who has also charted with the duo Silk City, and the 11th solo hit for Cabello, who previously charted with the quintet Fifth Harmony. Calming the #39 spot, it’s superstar Taylor Swift with “You Need To Calm Down”, which blasts straight into the region to become her 29th such entry here. Finally, swinging up from 42-40, we have the second top 40 track for the boy band In Real Life with “Crazy AF”. Top 40 radio isn’t exactly going crazy over this one: it’s been slowly moving up in the top 50 since early May and probably won’t get much further. Still, a top 40 song is a top 40 song.

On a roll and climbing into the top 50 at #43, Miley Cyrus debuts with “Mother’s Daughter”. The single can be found on her She Is Coming set, an EP that she released earlier this month. Newcomer Christian Paul also hits the list at #50 with “Strong”, becoming his first chart entry. His forthcoming EP is due at the beginning of July.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 16, 2019

Easy as one, two, ME!

DEBUTS
39. Miley Cyrus – Mother’s Daughter
35. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. X Ambassadors – Hold You Down (37)
29. P!nk featuring Chris Stapleton – Love Me Anyway (35)
21. Keane – The Way I Feel (34) | BIGGEST MOVER
(see #6 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Lizzo – Juice (07) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
09. Rob Thomas – One Less Day (Dying Young) (06) | PEAK: #02
08. Bastille – Joy (12) | PEAK: #08
07. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week
06. Katy Perry – Never Really Over (15) | PEAK: #06
05. Noah Kahan – Mess (08) | PEAK: #05
04. Dean Lewis – Stay Awake (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Andy Grammer – Don’t Give Up On Me (02) | PEAK: #02
02. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. James TW – Incredible (1)
2. Madonna featuring Swae Lee – Crave (3)
3. Sheryl Crow featuring Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris – Prove You Wrong (7)
4. Kelsea Ballerini – Miss Me More (2)
5. Blink-182 – Blame It On My Youth (5)
6. Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait (4)
7. BBMak – Bullet Train (10)
8. Collective Soul – Right As Rain (8)
9. Wilder Woods – Supply And Demand (9)
10. LIVVIA – Dizzy (-)

In The Mix:
Alec Benjamin – If We Have Each Other (new)
Cyn – Holy Roller (new)
Daughtry – As You Are
Dave Matthews Band featuring Brandi Carlile – Come Tomorrow (new)
Gone West – What Could’ve Been
Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine (new)
Lady Antebellum – What If I Never Get Over You
Lauren Daigle – Rescue (new)
Liam Gallagher – Shockwave (new)
Live – Hold Me Up
Michael Bublé – Forever Now (new)
MKTO – Shoulda Known Better
Noah Kahan – Cynic (new)
Sugar Ray – Make It Easy
Why Don’t We – Unbelievable (new)

Chart Notes:

  • It’s a third week at #1 for Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie‘s “ME!”, the first single off her forthcoming album Lover, due August 23. Keane‘s new hit “The Way I Feel” claims the Biggest Mover title this week, leaping from 34-21, as Katy Perry‘s “Never Really Over” also scores a bigger jump into the top ten, up from 15-6. Swift’s second single from her late summer release lands at #35 to become the week’s Highest Debut: that’s “You Need To Calm Down”. The only other new tune in the top 40 comes from Ashley O Miley Cyrus with her latest Top 40 chart entry, a song called “Mother’s Daughter”, which ranks at #39. It can be found on her set She Is Coming, an EP that was issued earlier this month.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 9, 2019

The more the MErrier.

DEBUTS
40. OneRepublic – Rescue Me
37. X Ambassadors – Hold You Down
34. Keane – The Way I Feel | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
35. P!nk featuring Chris Stapleton – Love Me Anyway (40)
31. Christian Paul – Strong (37)
28. James Arthur – Falling Like The Stars (33)
24. Elton John & Taron Egerton – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (32)
15. Katy Perry – Never Really Over (28) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Kelly Clarkson – Broken & Beautiful (12) | PEAK: #10
09. P!nk – Walk Me Home (07) | PEAK: #01 for one week
08. Noah Kahan – Mess (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Lizzo – Juice (06) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
06. Rob Thomas – One Less Day (Dying Young) (02) | PEAK: #02
05. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
04. Dean Lewis – Stay Awake (08) | PEAK: #04
03. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Andy Grammer – Don’t Give Up On Me (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. James TW – Incredible (2)
2. Kelsea Ballerini – Miss Me More (1)
3. Madonna featuring Swae Lee – Crave (6)
4. Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait (3)
5. Miley Cyrus – Mother’s Daughter (-)
6. Blink-182 – Blame It On My Youth (5)
7. Sheryl Crow featuring Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris – Prove You Wrong (-)
8. Collective Soul – Right As Rain (-)
9. Wilder Woods – Supply And Demand (-)
10. BBMak – Bullet Train (10)

In The Mix:
Daughtry – As You Are (new)
Ellie Goulding – Sixteen
Gone West – What Could’ve Been (new)
James Morrison featuring Joss Stone – My Love Goes On
Lady Antebellum – What If I Never Get Over You
Live – Hold Me Up
LIVVIA – Dizzy (new)
MKTO – Shoulda Known Better (new)
Sugar Ray – Make It Easy (new)

Chart Notes:

  • As Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie‘s “ME!” holds at the top for a second week and Katy Perry‘s “Never Really Over” soars from 28-15 to get the Biggest Mover title, there are three new songs in the countdown, two by groups that have previously reached the top. The highest, landing at #34, is the first chart entry in just over five years for the English quartet Keane. “The Way I Feel” marks their 17th top 40 single since the fall of 2004 when they first entered with “Somewhere Only We Know”, which reached #7. The group’s “Silenced By The Night”, their sole chart-topper to date, spent four weeks at the summit in 2012. American acts X Ambassadors and OneRepublic also score their latest top 40 songs at #37 and #40, respectively, with “Hold You Down” and “Rescue Me”. Though the former act has made the top five without hitting the top, the latter’s been to #1 once: they spent three weeks there in December 2007 and January 2008 with the Timbaland-assisted “Apologize”.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 2, 2019

MEet the new #1 song.

DEBUTS
40. P!nk featuring Chris Stapleton – Love Me Anyway
32. Elton John & Taron Egerton – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again
28. Katy Perry – Never Really Over | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. James Arthur – Falling Like The Stars (39)
31. Barns Courtney – You And I (38) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
20. Lizzo – Truth Hurts (27) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
19. Ingrid Michaelson – Missing You (26) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Carly Rae Jepsen – Now That I Found You (07) | PEAK: #07
09. Noah Kahan – Mess (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Dean Lewis – Stay Awake (11) | PEAK: #08
07. P!nk – Walk Me Home (05) | PEAK: #01 for one week
06. Lizzo – Juice (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
05. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (09) | PEAK: #05
04. Andy Grammer – Don’t Give Up On Me (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Rob Thomas – One Less Day (Dying Young) (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Kelsea Ballerini – Miss Me More (3)
2. James TW – Incredible (1)
3. Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait (4)
4. Fitz & The Tantrums – Don’t Ever Let Em (2)
5. Blink-182 – Blame It On My Youth (6)
6. Madonna featuring Swae Lee – Crave (9)
7. OneRepublic – Rescue Me (-)
8. Zara Larsson – WOW (8)
9. X Ambassadors – Hold You Down (-)
10. BBMak – Bullet Train (10)

In The Mix:
Collective Soul – Right As Rain
Ellie Goulding – Sixteen
James Morrison featuring Joss Stone – My Love Goes On
Lady Antebellum – What If I Never Get Over You
Live – Hold Me Up (new)
Wilder Woods – Supply And Demand (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Earning a record-breaking ninth #1 single on my personal chart, Taylor Swift‘s “ME!” (featuring Brendon Urie) rises from 2-1 this week. It’s the first track to be released from her forthcoming album, due sometime later this year. Urie also ranks at #1 for the second week in a row: “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” by his band Panic! At The Disco, last week’s chart-topper, drops to #3. Further down, Swift’s one-time rival Katy Perry earns this week’s Highest Debut at #28 with “Never Really Over”, which also scores a splashy top 30 debut on the Hot AC and Top 40 charts. Its entry marks Perry’s first song to appear in my top 40 this year, though her collaborations with Daddy Yankee and Zedd received solid airplay at several radio formats in the last few months. Also checking in with a notable debut at #32, “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” brings the legendary Elton John back to the top 40 with newcomer Taron Egerton, who portrays John in the new movie Rocketman. In the process, John, who is now 72, becomes one of the oldest performers to enter my list: he’s about six months younger than Rod Stewart was when his updated version of “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” (with DNCE) debuted in September 2017. Finally, at #40, P!nk and Chris Stapleton make the top 40 with a hit off the former’s album Hurts 2B Human called “Love Me Anyway”. The song is receiving airplay from several stations on the Country radio panel.

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